How did Scotland fare over earnings season? – Herald ScotlandPosed On August 21st, 2014


How did Scotland fare over earnings season?
Herald Scotland
Although we are not specifically constrained from dealing ahead of our recommendations we do not seek to take advantage of them before they are provided to our clients. Visit IG's website to learn more about financial spread betting. Patrick Foot is a

Source:How did Scotland fare over earnings season? – Herald Scotland

TGT – 2 Trading Ideas Ahead of Target Earnings – Investorplace.comPosed On August 21st, 2014


TGT – 2 Trading Ideas Ahead of Target Earnings
Investorplace.com
Bear Put Spread: Traders looking to side with the bears ahead of TGT earnings might want to consider a Sep $55/$60 bear put spread. At last check, this spread was offered at $2.32, or $232 per pair of contracts. Breakeven lies at $57.68, while a

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Source:TGT – 2 Trading Ideas Ahead of Target Earnings – Investorplace.com

Japanese trade currencies, interest rates, and export surpluses – Market RealistPosed On August 21st, 2014


Japanese trade currencies, interest rates, and export surpluses
Market Realist
Countries with relatively higher interest rates should have forward exchange rates that are expected to appreciate and vice-versa. However, this doesn't usually work out. It leads to speculative opportunities for traders that are betting on a

Source:Japanese trade currencies, interest rates, and export surpluses – Market Realist

The Crack Spread – Inside FuturesPosed On August 21st, 2014


The Crack Spread
Inside Futures
Commodity traders and portfolio managers are no strangers to the concept of spread trading. In fact, many commodities are powerfully linked by common factors such as fundamentals, demand/supply dynamics, extraction/production procedures, import/export …

Source:The Crack Spread – Inside Futures

5 Of 7 Regional Banks Trade At Credit Spreads Better Than Too-Big-To-Fail Banks – Seeking Alpha (registration)Posed On August 20th, 2014


5 Of 7 Regional Banks Trade At Credit Spreads Better Than Too-Big-To-Fail Banks
Seeking Alpha (registration)
The debate about the effective funding subsidy for the too-big-to-fail banks and their implicit government guarantee is an important one. We present bond market pricing that shows 5 of 7 regional banks traded at better credit spreads than the U.S. Cost

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Source:5 Of 7 Regional Banks Trade At Credit Spreads Better Than Too-Big-To-Fail Banks – Seeking Alpha (registration)

Malaise makes German bonds more attractive than US – The Globe and MailPosed On August 20th, 2014


Malaise makes German bonds more attractive than US
The Globe and Mail
In Germany, the so-called 2/10 spread has fallen from 174 basis points in January to 98 basis points, the lowest since 2008. The decline in the U.K. over the same period is from 249 to 168 basis points. In the United States, it is from 265 to 194 basis

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Source:Malaise makes German bonds more attractive than US – The Globe and Mail

Euro feeling the weight of investor gloom – Financial TimesPosed On August 16th, 2014

Euro feeling the weight of investor gloom Financial Times The euro, at multi-month lows, is feeling the weight of such worries. Talk of the continent’s “Japanification” abounds as disinflation grips and the spread between Tokyo’s two-year yields and those of Berlin turn negative. European stocks have
Source:Euro feeling the weight of investor gloom – Financial Times

Gold and oil rise, shares fall on Iraq airstrike fears – Telegraph.co.ukPosed On August 8th, 2014

Telegraph.co.uk
Gold and oil rise, shares fall on Iraq airstrike fears Telegraph.co.uk … looks explosive with tensions rising in Ukraine and with Russia but the appearance of another flash point and the possibility of being drawn into something deeper in Iraq is set to drag sentiment even lower,” said Jonathan Sudaria, a dealer at
Source:Gold and oil rise, shares fall on Iraq airstrike fears – Telegraph.co.uk

Bank of America offers $17 billion to settle mortgage fraud case – City IndexPosed On August 8th, 2014

Bank of America offers $17 billion to settle mortgage fraud case City Index Bank of America has agreed to the largest settlement in the history of corporate America. The deal would cost Bank of America between $16 billion (£9.5 billion) and $17 billion to settle investigations into its sale of toxic mortgage securities before and more »
Source:Bank of America offers $17 billion to settle mortgage fraud case – City Index

FCA tells firms to track their Tweet viewers – FT AdviserPosed On August 6th, 2014

FCA tells firms to track their Tweet viewers FT Adviser The regulator’s guidance consultation, published today (6 August) revealed its overall approach is that the financial promotion rules must be “media-neutral to ensure that consumers are presented with certain minimum information, in a fair and balanced and more »
Source:FCA tells firms to track their Tweet viewers – FT Adviser